The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 238 229 236
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 21 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.46% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £264 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Average hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.65 £30.80 £33.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £38.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.49% -5.33%
Device Driver
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2832 2185 2413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.21% 25.82% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1170 1086
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 119 190
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Device Driver Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region.

Device Driver Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Device Driver Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Device Driver
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 9 £450 - 1
Hampshire -11 8 £365 - 2
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £320 +21.32% 1
Berkshire +2 1 £450 - 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Device Driver
England

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Device Driver also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Device Driver.

1 29 (72.50%) Software Engineering
2 26 (65.00%) C
3 17 (42.50%) Linux
4 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 15 (37.50%) C++
6 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
7 11 (27.50%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (27.50%) Embedded C
8 9 (22.50%) Firewall
8 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
9 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (20.00%) VMware
9 8 (20.00%) Firmware
10 7 (17.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (17.50%) HP
10 7 (17.50%) SSL
10 7 (17.50%) SNMP
10 7 (17.50%) Xen
10 7 (17.50%) SCCM
10 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (15.00%) Windows
11 6 (15.00%) Validation
12 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.50%) Degree
13 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
13 4 (10.00%) Android
13 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
13 4 (10.00%) Cyber Security
13 4 (10.00%) Test Automation

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Device Driver also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Device Driver. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (22.50%) Firewall
3 7 (17.50%) SSL
3 7 (17.50%) SNMP
4 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) 3G
5 1 (2.50%) UTRAN
5 1 (2.50%) 2G
5 1 (2.50%) DVB
5 1 (2.50%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.50%) NFC
5 1 (2.50%) LTE
5 1 (2.50%) FCoE
5 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) Mercurial
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.50%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Build Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Real Time Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Architect
6 1 (2.50%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) VHDL
3 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.50%) MPEG
4 1 (2.50%) EMV
4 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.50%) Verilog
4 1 (2.50%) Kindle
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Windows
4 4 (10.00%) Android
5 3 (7.50%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.50%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) ThreadX
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.50%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Software Engineering
2 6 (15.00%) Validation
3 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.00%) Cyber Security
4 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Code Coverage
5 3 (7.50%) Refactoring
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (2.50%) OOD
7 1 (2.50%) OOP
7 1 (2.50%) OO
7 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Time Management
7 1 (2.50%) Kanban
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.50%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) C
2 15 (37.50%) C++
3 11 (27.50%) Embedded C
4 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.00%) VBScript
5 4 (10.00%) Python
6 3 (7.50%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.50%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.00%) Java
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (20.00%) Firmware
2 7 (17.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) VMware
2 7 (17.50%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) Intel
4 3 (7.50%) QNX
4 3 (7.50%) Green Hills
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas
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